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YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

YouTube Music counters Spotify with its own 'Discover Mix'

Google might not have as many YouTube Music subscribers as Spotify, but it has way more software engineers. It's now applying some of those smarts to better compete against its rival with a new automated playlist called "Discover Mix,"...
First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

First 'Borderlands 3' event is the Halloween-themed Bloody Harvest

It won't take too long before Borderlands 3 stretches its virtual legs. Gearbox has revealed that the shoot-and-loot title's first in-game event, Bloody Harvest, will go live in late October. To no one's surprise, it revolves around ...
Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

Tech industry sets official standard for 8K TVs

The tech industry just took another step to nail down the specs for 8K TV. The Consumer Technology Association has unveiled the official display definition for 8K sets, including a logo TV makers can use. Any model needs to output at a minimum 7,68...
'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

'Bandersnatch,' 'Fleabag,' and 'Ozark' lead streaming Emmy winners

The 2019 Emmy awards were a highlight run of "TV" shows that you can watch delivered over the internet, with streaming favorites like Amazon Prime's Fleabag and Netflix's Ozark bringing home multiple awards during the broadcast. N...

Manjaro 18.1: Goes Arch One Better

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LinuxInsider: Manjaro Linux 18.1, released on Sept. 12, is one of the most compl...

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Systemd-homed: Systemd Now Working To Improve Home Directory Handling

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Phoronix: Improving the Linux handling of user home directories is the next ambi...

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Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code as a service – and we get the square root of nothing

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The Register: Biz bods head to Open Core Summit to ponder how to, you know, get ...

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How to Install Minecraft Server on Raspberry Pi

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Raspberry Pi can be used in many different projects. Raspberry Pi can be used in...

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Sysadmin job levels: What you need to know for each

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Linux system administrator job descriptions can run the gamut from very generic ...

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Digital Wellbeing possibly interfering with performance on Pixel phones

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Digital Wellbeing possibly interfering with performance on Pixel phones
Several Pixel owners on Reddit have reported that turning off Google's Digital W...

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Pottermore and Warner Bros. partner up to create a new Wizarding World website

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Pottermore and Warner Bros. partner up to create a new Wizarding World website
According to a statement released on Saturday, Pottermore will collaborate with ...

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Free Survey Report: Data Center Strategies and the Outlook for the Future

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Free Survey Report: Data Center Strategies and the Outlook for the Future
Service Express surveyed more than 450 IT professionals to identify their challe...

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Pay What You Want: Cyber Security Certification Bundle; incl CompTIA & Cisco

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Pay What You Want: Cyber Security Certification Bundle; incl CompTIA & Cisco
This all-encompassing bundle gives you 117.5 hours covering Network, Server, IT ...

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The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is coming - here's what's new

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The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is coming - here's what's new
After a few months of testing with Windows Insiders, the Windows 10 May 2019 Upd...

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Poll shows Warren now leading in Iowa

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Elizabeth Warren, the United States Senator from Massachusets, is shown as lead...

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Get skin-deep relief with these CBD lotions and creams

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Studies have shown cannabidiol (more popularly known as CBD) to be effective in ...

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The lost audiobooks of Roger Zelazny reading the Chronicles of Amber

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When I was a kid, my whole circle of D&D-playing, science-fiction reading ...

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Authenticating a video showing hundreds of kneeling people in shackles and blindfolds on a Chinese railroad platform

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Last week, a drone video showing hundreds of people in China being shackled and...

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Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

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I have an op-ed in today's Globe and Mail, "Why do people believe the Earth is ...

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A simple experiment could help find alien life on Europa

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If we found amino acids on icy moons like Europa, it could be a sign of recent b...

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Artificial sponges could pull uranium from seawater for nuclear power

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Seawater is full of far more uranium than we can mine from the ground, and speci...

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AI recommends 'fashionable' outfits to millions of people in China

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E-commerce giant Alibaba has built an algorithm for suggesting outfits to shoppe...

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The universe is 2.5 billion times less magnetic than a fridge magnet

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Astronomers have calculate the magnetism of the entire universe by studying the ...

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Directors are using virtual reality on set to find the perfect shot

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Virtual reality headsets are letting film directors walk around computer generat...

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How turn your Mac Mini into a heat tomb that looks like an unappetizing Walmart cake

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The Elago Mac Mini Silicone Case [Amazon] is a remarkable entry in the annals of...

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What it was like to actually use the TRS-80 Model 100 as a journalist on the go

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1983's TRS-80 Model 100 is often hailed as the first portable computer, or at le...

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$5000 gadget for cheating at poker

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In a 2016 article, Elie Bursztein collects and describes a gadget used to cheat...

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Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot surveillance device for children

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The latest addition to Amazon's line of always-on, ever-listening, networked, i...

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Swidl: robot picks up gooey spills without losing their shapes

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Swidl is a robot that can quickly slide its thin flat tongue underneath gooey s...

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Broadband Chokes for Bias Tee Applications

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Broadband chokes for Bias Tee applications: how to successfully apply a DC bias ...

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Our Shared Future: Autonomous and Intelligent Systems to Advance Sustainable Development

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Learn about the work that went into writing the ‘Ethically Aligned Design’ r...

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Tech Expedition: East Africa’s Big Bet on Drones

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IEEE Spectrum reporters traveled across East Africa with their own drones and 36...

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360 Video: Zoom Over Zanzibar With Tanzania’s Drone Startups

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Come along for the ride as drones soar over the farms and schools of Tanzania

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